New York Is The Most Regulated City In The USA
What was once considered the crown jewel city in America has now become the biggest joke in the nation. If you are the type that loves government over-regulating and sticking their thumb into just about every facet of everyday life then New York City is definitely the place for you. Making laws for everything like what size soda you can buy at the store to making it near impossible to own a firearm, New York is all about stifling personal freedom and liberty. Government there just doesn’t seem to want to trust the citizens, and it’s resulted in people giving up their rights and freedoms time and time again. I was just reading this article posted on Drudge Report today written a few months back on Narratively, which spoke at length about the extensive red tape, huge expense, and 6-8 month wait involved in the process of obtaining a firearm permit in New York City and was just blown away with how difficult it truly is. (no pun intended) New York government just wants to slither their way into the peoples lives any way they can.
Over the years the hype about being watched by big brother, despite the NSA thing, is largely overblown. Do you really think the government gives two shits about seeing your text messages about meeting for lunch with friends? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t condone the spying on citizens thing at all, but I do think people are a little bit more paranoid over it then they really need to be. However, citizens of New York actually do live in a city where they are being watched “Enemy of the State” style. In fact, New York has been busy putting together a network of cameras that will give the London “Ring of Steel” a run for its money. I’ll get into that a little more in a bit, but want to take this opportunity to ask why is it the people of New York so willingly give up their personal freedoms? Is it something they put in the water over there? The citizens of New York seriously need to grow a spine and stand up for themselves before it is too late, and all of their personal liberties are done and gone.
Gun Control Is Never The Answer… Ever
New York’s plan when it comes to regulating guns is to make it so fucking difficult to get a gun, that people will just give up and say fuck it, second amendment be damned. So let’s look at some facts. In 2013 there were 333 gun related deaths recorded in New York. That’s nearly one per day. Some people say, oh look at the population size of New York and how few murders that is, but by comparison, New York has more gun murders per capita than the entire country of Argentina, which has a population of over 41 million people. What does this say? Even with some of the strictest gun control laws in the country and big brother literally watching every move you make outside of your home, all these laws and monitoring in New York simply do not curb gun violence. Some may argue that the rate has fallen a bit in the last couple years, but c’mon… Way over 300 cases?!? A higher murder rate than fucking all of Argentina? Let me explain to New Yorkers how the real world works.
I live in Phoenix, Arizona which has some of the most relaxed gun laws in the country. Basically, as long as you are not a convicted felon, you can carry a firearm, concealed if you wish, without any sort of permit or license anywhere but gun free zones or private businesses like banks that have a posted “No Firearms Allowed” sign. Yep, just like the old wild west. But guess what. You don’t see as many of those “No Firearms Allowed” signs posted as you might think you would. You want to know why? It’s because when the public is allowed to be armed, it is a major deterrent for criminals to not commit crimes. Seriously, if you are a criminal, which place are you more likely to rob? A store with a “No Firearms Allowed” sign hanging on the door, or one that allows people to carry a concealed firearm? You’re just a flat out retard if you answer the former.
People Argue That Arizona Has A High Murder Rate
Articles out there like these try and paint Arizona and Texas in a bad light showing how high we rank in gun violence, but they fail to take into account just how much of that is gang and drug cartel related. There’s also the little fact we share a border with Mexico and not Canada. Much of that violence has “leaked” across the border as Mexico fights a tough battle with the Mexican cartels. See, we’re fucked right from the start. Be real for a moment… Even if we had gun control here, Mexican drug cartels wouldn’t follow the laws. I have not heard much about the violent Canadian drug cartels… ummm, because they don’t exist! Imagine for a moment if New York bordered Mexico. It would be a whole different story. People can manipulate stats all they want, but the simple truth is gun control does not work. There are already too many guns out there. And lets be frank shall we? Crimes are committed by criminals, not law abiding citizens.
A Criminal Is A Criminal
Criminals by the very nature of being a criminal are not going to get a gun through legal means. They are fucking criminals! Criminals break the law… That’s what they do, and that’s what makes them a criminal. One of my favorite quotes in the gun control debate comes from the brilliant Penn Jillette and he says, “You can’t stop insane people from doing insane things by passing insane laws… that’s well, insane”, and he’s hit’s the nail right on the head. I can’t say it any better myself. Bad people are gonna do bad shit, and no amount of laws are going to stop them.
On top of all that, as I discussed in my article about abolishing the death penalty, people actually kill for only four different reasons; profit, compulsion/insanity, passion, and cover up. Gun control just is not going to stop or hinder any one of those people motivated by those 4 different reasons from killing using a gun. Go here to read that for a more in depth look. Take away the firearm, and a different weapon is going to be used. If you are for gun control reading that alone should change your mind. There is nothing that can be done to stop someone who has committed themselves to the act of taking another persons life. What we can do though, is allow law abiding people the opportunity to defend themselves against those sicko whack-jobs.
With Less Gun Control Everybody Wins
The real truth is you see less violent crime when the public is allowed to carry a gun. Criminals are scared of people with guns. Less gun control swings the balance of power to the law abiding people and away from the criminals. A woman carrying a gun is less likely to be raped, an elderly gentleman with a gun is less likely to be assaulted, and a convenience store with a line full of gun toting patrons is less likely to be robbed. Telling me that I am wrong is well, ummm, wrong!
If you look at some of the worst mass murders committed with a firearm in this nation, they’ve all happened in “Gun Free Zones” like schools, movie theaters, and post offices. If more guns really meant more violence, you would see the mass murders happening at gun shows and NRA conventions, not the supposed “Gun Free Zones”. The reality of life is that guns don’t kill people… Sick, crazy, and deranged criminal asshole types kill people.
Listen to this part closely New York… With less gun control even those who choose not to carry a gun themselves still benefit. To a criminal the threat of the possibility someone may be packing heat is enough to keep everyone safer. There are already millions upon millions of guns on the street, and New York needs to realize that keeping them out of the hands of law abiding citizens and only in the hands of police and criminals is the wrong move to make. Don’t be manipulated into giving up more of your freedoms and liberties. With each one you give up, the government, both on a state and federal level, is going to try and take more and more until there is nothing more left to take.
New York License Plates Should Say “The Surveillance State”
As I mentioned earlier in this article, New York City is all about the surveillance camera, installing thousands and thousands of them the last few years and I wanted to expand on that a little bit more. The New York City Police Department and private companies intend to install over 3,000 new security cameras in Lower Manhattan, as well as 100 automatic plate number recognition devices which are intended to scan vehicle license plates and compare the numbers with info in some database. Additionally, the activities the cameras are programmed to pick up on include the delivery of packages. Other features of the system include mobile roadblocks, which could swivel into the streets and block traffic, and radiation detectors.
Now some of it, like radiation detectors make sense. Terrorism is a very real and very serious threat. But this system is so damn overboard it makes a hoarder look sane. To me the most fucked up part is that the people in New York are not fighting it. They just act as sheep and roll over allowing the government there to just herd them all up and dictate how high to jump. Next thing you know, the New York police department is going to do nightly routine door to door inspections to make sure you brushed your teeth before getting into bed and that you wiped your ass front to back after dropping a deuce. Just where will it end?
This Is Just An Outsiders Point Of View
I know Arizona has its own problems, like allowing business to discriminate based on Religious beliefs, but we’re working on that. Everybody’s shit stinks. But that issue here in Arizona is actually the complete opposite problem. That law believe it or not is about extending liberties. I understand how a homosexual person wouldn’t see it that way, but in a real true democracy, a business should be allowed to decide how and with who it does business, while customers can dictate with their wallets if they agree or disagree with a stores policy. The jist of it is, if you don’t like it, simply shop somewhere else.
The problem with the Arizona law is the fact the word religion is in there. I don’t see a problem with a shop owner dictating how they do business, but I disagree when it’s done in the name of religion. If a business goes against popular opinion, fact is they are not going to last very long. Personally, I don’t agree with it morally, and would choose to not do business with a company that discriminates against anyone, but it’s all about liberty and freedom. But I digress, that’s not the point of this article. It’s a point for a whole other time. The point here is New York needs to re-evaluate their thoughts on gun control because its not going to do anyone any good, unless of course your a criminal. Then it’s off to the races.
If you want to live in a city where the government is all up in your shit, New York is the place for you. If you want to live in a place where only criminals, police, and rich people willing to put up with the BS gun control laws have guns, New York is the place for you. If you want to live in a place where the government literally know your every public move, well, you get the picture. Let people live free. New York, focus your energy on fighting crime, not fighting the people that follow the law. And stop treating your citizens like 5 year old children, unless of course that’s how they want to be treated.
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